Virtual Team Building and Management

  • Training Time: 1 Day, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Inclusion: Participants Manual and Certificate of Completion

Virtual teams are growing in popularity since many companies continue to grow and expand in different areas. But sometimes learning to manage a team that we can’t physically see every day can be difficult. When we learn how to manage our local teams, as well as our virtual teams, we can form a group that works together to increase productivity and provides a new perspective on any project.

Learning Points
  • Know the keys to establishing a virtual team
  • Learn how to hold effective meetings and group sessions
  • Learn effective ways to communicate with team members
  • Use tools to build trust and confidence among employees
  • Know how to handle poor performing employees
  • Know how to manage a virtual team during any project
Course Outline

Virtual Team Building & Management
Module 1 –
Getting Started

  • Introduction to the Workshop
  • Workshop Objectives

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Module 2 – Setting Up Your Virtual Team (I)

  • Choose Self-Motivated People with Initiative
  • Face to Face Meetings at First (Kick-Off-Meeting)
  • Diversity Will Add Value
  • Experienced with Technology

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Module 3 – Setting Up Your Virtual Team (II)

  • Personality Can Count as Much as Skills
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Setting Up Ground Rules
  • Icebreakers and Introductions

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Module 4
Virtual Team Meetings

  • Scheduling Will Always Be an Issue
  • Have a Clear Objective and Agenda
  • Solicit Additional Topics in Advance
  • Discourage Just Being a Status Report

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Module 5 – Communication (I)

  • Early and Often
  • Rules of Responsiveness
  • Face to Face When Possible
  • Choose the Best Tool

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Module 6 – Communication (II)

  • Be Honest and Clear
  • Stay in Constant Contact
  • Don’t Make Assumptions
  • Set Up Email Protocols

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Module 7 – Building Trust

  • Trust Your Team and They Will Trust You
  • Beware of “Us vs Them” Territorial Issues
  • Share Best Practices
  • Create a Sense of Ownership

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Module 8 – Cultural Issues

  • Respect and Embrace Differences
  • Be Aware of Different Work Styles
  • Know Your Team Members Cultural Background
  • Case Study

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Module 9 – To Succeed With a Virtual Team

  • Set Clear Goals
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Build a Team Culture
  • Provide Timely Feedback

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Module 10
Dealing With Poor Team Players

  • Manage Their Results, Not Their Activities
  • Be Proactive, Not Reactive
  • Check in Often
  • Remove Them
  • Case Study

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Module11 – Choosing the Right Tools

  • Communication Software
  • Collaboration and Sharing Tools
  • Project Management Software
  • Use What Works for You and Your Team

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Module 12 – Wrapping it up

  • Words from the Wise
You Can Expect...
  • To learn basic rules of behavior at work and code of ethics
  • To learn ground rules for productivity to happen
You Need This If...
  • You have a virtual team, or will be establishing one
  • You want to prepare for productive outcomes with a virtual team
This Is About...
  • Managing a virtual team and achieving the goals set for the team
  • SOP’s that drive productivity
  • Team cohesiveness and team productivity